Lesbrary Links: Queer Found Family, Bisexual Romances, F/F Enemies to Lovers, and More

I fell behind on collecting sapphic book links, so here is part of my catch-up on the queer women lit content worth reading on the rest of internet that came out in the last 6 months. This post is lists, essays, and more general posts. Part 1 is 2021 new releases and posts about specific authors and books. Stay tuned for part 3! And if you want even more bi and lesbian lit links, check out the Lesbrary Tumblr and Twitter!

Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi cover
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Amora: Stories by Natalia Borges Polesso, translated by Julia Sanches
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Little Blue Encyclopedia cover

If you want queer lit in the mail, check out The Best LGBTQ+ Book Subscription Boxes. (Or support the Lesbrary Patreon for exclusive email list giveaways and regular books in the mail for the $10+ levels!)

Author Niamh Murphy has compiled 11 Awesome BookTubers Who Review Lesbian and WLW Fiction, including me! For more queer lit videos, check out 11 Glorious Spoken Word Poems By Queer Poets.

Book Riot continues to knock it out of the park when it comes to queer book content, if I do say so myself. I would like this post even if it didn’t say nice things about me in the first paragraph: 20 Must-Read Contemporary Sapphic Novels.

Arsenal Pulp Press is my favourite publisher because of all their queer, Indigenous, social justice, and other diverse books! Here are 14 Queer and BIPOC Books From Arsenal Pulp Press to Read Right Now.

If you want to diversify your queer book list, 20 Must-Read Queer Books in Translation from Around the World is a must read. This post is amazing and gives me real reader envy!

The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum
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I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee
The Summer of Jordi Perez
Burning Roses by S.L Huang

Casey Stepaniuk does so much for promoting queer lit, both on her blog and Autostraddle. I know you want found family books, so start with 8 Books Featuring Big Queer Families, Found and Otherwise and follow it up with 8 Fat Positive Queer Books Featuring Queer Fat Characters in All Their Glory.

Speaking of sapphic readers’ kryptonite tropes, here are recommendations for queer Enemies to Lovers books and a Guide to Lesbian Workplace Romances. Or turn things up a notch with Books With Lesbian Sex: 38 Great Reads with Lesbian Sex.

For fairytale lovers, these are must-reads: 10 Beautiful Audiobook Fairytale Retellings For Women Who Love Women and 10 Amazing Classics and Fairytale Queer Retellings You Need to Read.

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard

This post made me and basically every other Book Riot employee cry: Lil Nas X, Unapologetic Queerness, and the Books I Wish Upon My Past Self.

Autostraddle posted an in-depth reexamination of the Fingersmith reimagining: “The Handmaiden” Dares You to Look.

Let’s celebrate queer book history! The World’s Oldest LGBTQ Bookstore Is Still a Toronto Icon.

I love lesbian pulp! I wrote Show Your Pride With These Lesbian Pulp Decorations and Accessories! and you can also take a quiz on Autostraddle: Quiz: Which Lesbian Pulp Book Cover Are You? If you’re not familiar with it, they also have a primer: No Adam for Eve: The Quiet History of Lesbian Pulp Fiction.

The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) by C.L. Clark
I'm a Wild Seed by Sharon Lee De La Cruz cover
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Dead Dead Girls cover
Rise to the Sun cover

One of the months I’m catching up on is February, which means there were Black History Month posts that are still worth checking out now! LGBTQ Reads and YA Pride both have a list of resources and recommendations they update every year. On Book Riot, I gathered up all the 2021 LGBTQ Books by Black Authors I could find. Here are 25 Black and Sapphic Comic Book Characters You Should Know. The Black Lesbian Literary Collective amplify Black lesbian and queer authors all year round and posted We Won’t Be Tokenized.

If you’re looking for bisexual books, here are January-June 2021 Books With Bi Protagonists. Somebody was obnoxious on twitter about bisexual people in M/F relationships not being queer, which resulted in these posts: M/F Romances Featuring Bi+ Women Whose Queer Identities and Communities are Front and Center, Queer M/F Recs , and Bi MCs and M/F Romance.

Dahlia Adler put together a recommendations list for Bi Visibility Day Casey wrote 8 Books Featuring Bi+ People in Longterm Relationships for Bi+ Week at Autostraddle. Also check out these books with BIPOC Bi MCs.

LGBTQ Reads also has a post for Lesbian Day of Visibility! And here are Reads Rainbow’s Lesbian Lit recs. Top it off with these “defiant and essential” lesbian books.

This post has the covers linked to their Amazon pages. If you click through and buy something, I might get a small referral fee. For even more links, check out the Lesbrary’s Twitter! We’re also on FacebookGoodreadsYoutube and Tumblr.

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